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Jane Cummings has today reacted to criticisms over the way nurses have discussed end of life care with elderly patients. Writing in a blog, England’s Chief Nursing Officer says she was disappointed at reports claiming dialogue with patients over their wishes concerning resuscitation was handled in a blunt and impersonal way. She praised the “thousands […]
Professor John Young today welcomed a new online resource launched by the General Medical Council aimed at supporting doctors in their day-to-day care of older patients. The new resource gives practical advice from leading clinicians on how to put older patients first and use GMC guidance to handle their clinical, emotional and psychological needs. At […]
Professor John Young, NHS England’s Director for Integration and Frail Elderly Care, today told a high-powered Westminster Health Forum that a new “Frailty Index” is needed to help improve services for older people. Professor Young told the seminar that better recognition of frailty as a long term condition is key to the future care of […]
NHS England will next week launch its first national public-awareness campaign in a bid to persuade people not to store up health problems and to seek advice early. The eight-week campaign – called The earlier, the better – starts on Monday 20 January and aims to help nip health problems in the bud and reduce unnecessary […]
The NHS has today issued a message reminding people to look in on neighbours and friends ahead of the New Year. Professor Keith Willet, National Clinical Director for Acute Care said: “The period between Christmas and New Year can be a real worry if you are older and frailer than you were. Working in A&E […]
The health secretary has announced he is seeking views on a set of proposals to radically improve care for vulnerable older people. The proposals set out improvements in primary care and urgent and emergency care. They look at establishing ways for NHS and social care services to work together more effectively for the benefit of […]
The Department of Health, in partnership with NHS England and Public Health England, has announced a number of improvements to the vaccination programme to protect against flu, meningitis C, shingles and diarrhoea. From July this year a new rotavirus vaccination programme will start for children under four months. Rotavirus is a highly infectious bug that […]